How can Zoology tutoring help you succeed?
Zoology is the study of animals as organisms and as components of living ecosystems. Zoology is an essential course for aspiring biology majors or those pursuing degrees in more applied fields, such as wildlife management or conservation. There are even a few select schools with programs in managing zoological parks. In all cases, students will need solid foundations in general biology, including cell theory, energy flow, symbiotic relationships, the carbon cycle, and basic organismal biology. These courses form the foundation of the field of zoology. Students who feel unprepared to tackle this wide array of subject matter may find personal zoology tutoring to be an effective means of getting up to speed in the necessary disciplines. Varsity Tutors can help students connect with tutors who have attended leading programs in many fields of biology and can help you succeed in your various zoology courses.
Under the umbrella of zoology, there is a surprisingly broad array of subtopics: anatomy, physiology, mechanisms of disease, social behavior, ecology, and evolution all play a role. In the past 20 years, genetics has also become an increasingly important component of zoological studies. Understanding genetics is key for understanding evolutionary conservation strategies, identifying unknown or undiscovered species, and even tracking rare and elusive species in the wild. In the Himalayas, for example, the snow leopard is nearly extinct. Where it still lives, it is shy and reclusive, since it has learned to fear human hunters. Determining where it exists and how many of the animals exist in a given area depends almost entirely on being able to collect hair and fecal specimens from the landscape for lab-based genetic identification. Too many biology programs, however, still consider genetics a separate discipline. This causes many students encountering genetics questions in a zoology course to be perplexed. Zoology tutoring can help ease that confusion.
The same is true for ecology, another often-overlooked subject in general biology classes that becomes critical at higher levels or study. Zoology tutoring can help with a student's overall acclimation to upper-level science courses in college. Entry-level courses are often taught by teacher's assistants or overwhelmed adjunct professors. More specialized classes, like zoology, are frequently taught by professors who are actively pursuing research in the field. The material often draws less from textbooks and more from primary literature, and may even be taken directly from the professor's own research. Adapting to the change in focus from a traditional textbook to sophisticated primary literature can be challenging for students. An experienced tutor can ease the transition and help any aspiring student thrive as a real scholar.
A personal zoology tutor can offer a significant advantage professors cannot: individual attention. A tutor is able to take the time to get to know their students on an individual basis and take a full inventory of the student's foundational knowledge of the subject. It is then much easier to determine what areas need to be addressed before the student will be prepared to assimilate the new material. A tutor can also evaluate their student's individual learning style and create custom lesson plans that target the student's academic needs and delivers the information in a format that will make it more accessible.
Zoology tutoring sessions can be scheduled at a location in which the student feels most comfortable. This may be the student's home, school campus, local library, or coffee shop. Students can even request face-to-face online sessions using our live learning platform. Tutoring sessions can be scheduled during the day, evening, or on weekends. The flexibility offered by private tutors makes it easy to fit the needed academic assistance into the busiest of schedules. Varsity Tutors specializes in helping students connect with experienced tutors in a variety of subjects, including zoology. Contact us today!